National Gents Inter and Junior Strokeplay Finals – Live Blog

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Our two new Champions are pictured above now with PPUI President Eamon Birchall recieiving their Cups. We hope that you've enjoyed our coverage of today's proceedings, we will be back again @ 8.30am in the morning for coverage of the Senior Gents Championship, an act that will do well to top today's Intermediate Championship! 


Courtesy of a chip-in birdie at the 10th playoff hole, Owen Farrell is the winner and Intermediate Champion for 2014! Well done to Owen on this hard fought success but credit also to Creagh on a valliant effort. Hopefully we've seen a nice glimpse of the future!!! 


Just like the Ladies Senior last week we are goiing to sudden death after both players shoot -4 for the extra nine holes!!!


Further birdies at the 8th for both players, on we go to the last! 


Owen moves one ahead with two to go after a birdie at the 7th. 


Still no seperating Creagh or Owen after five holes of the playoff, both -2, Owen's total thanks to a hole-in-one! 


We will have a nine hole playoff to decide the Intermediate title as both St Bridgets' Owen Farrell and Deerpark's Creagh Courtney have finished level on nine under par after 54 holes in Stackallen! Inniskeen's Michael Vaughan has finished third on countback on -8. 


Bobby O'Brien has slipped back to -1 after nine holes of the Intermediate Playoff


Creagh Courtney, Greg O'Brien and Michael Vaughan are all -5 after nine holes in the Intermediate Playoff. 


Intermediate Playoff Update: Aaron O Droighneain has moved to -6 after the first nine holes with Niall Seery now -4 after the same number played. 


Our Junior Championship has concluded in victory for Parteen's Alan Bennis. A six under par final round gave him victory over Ryston's Declan Mulpeter Jnr by three shots with a 54 hole total of -11. Third was McBride's Barry Dyas on -6 with 36 hole leader Colin Sheehan finishing fourth overall on -5. Congratulations to Alan on his success.  


The following are the 12 players who have advanced to the Top 12 Playoff in the Intermediate Championship:

1. Richard Jordan Raffen Creek -7

2. Eric Byrne Old County -7

3. Owen Farrell St Bridgets -6

4. Niall Winters Trim -5

5. Michael Vaughan Inniskeen -5

6. Booby O'Brien Seapoint -4

7. Creagh Courtney Deerpark -4

8. Greg O'Brien Ballinlough -4

9. Patrick Robinson Bagenalstown -3

10. Aaron O Droighneain Glenville -3

11. Kevin Flynn Parteen -3

12. Niall Seery Clare Road -3 



In the Intermediate Championship, Raffen Creek's Richard Jordan has joined Eric Byrne in a share of the lead on -7 after 36 holes. 


In the Intermediate Championship both Creagh Courtney and Bobby O'Brien have brought in scores of -4 for their 36 holes. 


in the Junior Playoff, Declan Mulpeter has moved to -2 with nine holes to go while John Farrell has moved to -3 over the same distance. 


Ballinlough's Greg O'Brien has finished on -4 for his 36 holes in the Intermediate Championship. 


Eric Byrne has now taken clubhouse lead in the Intermediate on -7. 


St John Kelliher has finished his 36 holes on -3, Raffen Creek's Richard Jordan has moved to -6 after 27 holes. 


St Bridgets' Owen Farrell has completed his 36 holes and is the new leader in the clubhouse on -6. 


-5 is the leading score after 36 in the clubhouse in the Intermediate, posted by Trim's Niall Winters. Ballinlough's Greg O'Brien is on the same score afer 27 holes. 


Eric Byrne is still -6 after 27 holes and St John Kelliher remains -5 after the same number of holes in the Intermediate Championship. 


St Bridgets' Owen Farrell has moved to -7 after 27 holes. 


Lucan's Keith Maher has finished -4 for his first 18 holes in the Intermediate. 


Kevin Flynn has moved to -6 after 27 holes in the Intermediate Championship while Trim's Niall Winters has moved to -5 after the same number of holes. 


The following are the 10 qualifiers for the Junior Playoff which will commence in due course: 

1. Colin Sheehan Douglas -6

2. Barry Dyas McBride -6

3. Alan Bennis Parteen -5

4. Ruairi Fortune St Patricks -4

5. Declan Mulpeter Jnr Ryston -3

6. John Farrell Bruff -1 

7. Owen Campbell McBride L

8. Stephen Cahill St Stephens +2

9. David Roche Fermoy +2

10. Stephen Cavanagh Jnr Tipp Hills +3


Eric Byrne is now our new Intermediate leader after 18 holes on -6. Another Dubliner, Lucan's Keith Maher is -3 after nine holes along with Deerpark's Creagh Courtney. 


Matters changing quickly in the Intermediate, Deerpark's St John Kelliher has just posted the best 18 hole score so far of -5 to lead outright for now. Raffen Creek's Richard Jordan is -4 after nine holes further out the course. 


St Bridgets' Owen Farrell has turned -4 to give him a share of the lead with Niall Seery at the present time. 


Seapoint's Bobby O'Brien is -2 after nine holes, Brian Doyle has turned -3 in the Intermediate for a share of second thus far. 


Lucan's Tom McMorrow and Ballinlough's Greg O'Brien have both posted -2 for their first 9 holes in the Intermediate. 


Old County's Eric Byrne is the third player to post -4 after nine holes in the Intermediate thus far. Niall Seery has turned -4 after his First Round while Kevin Flynn turned -3 after 18. 


Deerpark's St John Kelliher is -4 after nine holes in the Intermediate grade, Rocklodge's James McKeon is -2 after the same number of holes. 



Ferbane's Brian Doyle is -2 after his first nine holes in the Intermediate. 


Add Dave Hayden II and John Slattery to the group of players on -1 in the Intermediate so far. 


Early Intermediate Update: Parteen's Kevin Flynn is -4 after nine holes, Niall Seery -2 with Jamie and Aidan O'Connor both -1. 


Alan Bennis is now in sole possession of second in the clubhouse on -5. John Farrell finished on -1 with Owen Campbell level par for his 36 holes. 


Barry Dyas has joined Colin Sheehan in a share of the lead on -6 in the clubhouse, Ryston's Declan Mulpeter has finished his 36 on -3. 


David Roche has dropped back to +2 for his 36 holes. The new leader in the clubhouse on -6 is Douglas' Colin Sheehan. 


Parteen's Alan Bennis is -4 after 27 holes, Barry Dyas is gone to -3, while John Farrell, Declan Mulpeter Jnr, Gerard Twohig and Owen Campbell are all -1 after 27 themselves. 


Ruairi Fortune is the leader in the clubhouse on -4 in the Junior, David Roche is -6 out on the course after 27 holes, while the Intermediate competition is now underway. 


Tralee's Roger Guthrie has turned -2 for his first 9 holes. 


Parteen's Alan Bennis is -1 after his First Round. 


Bruff's John Farrell has turned -2 while McBride's Owen Campbell is -1 after 18 holes. 


Ryston's Gerard Twohig has turned level par after his first 18. 


McBride's Barry Dyas is -1 after his first nine holes. Parteen's Alan Bennis is level par for his nine. 


Noel Claire has dropped back to level par for his first 18 holes. 


Fermoy's David Roche is the new leader now on -4, he was -5 for the last nine holes of his First Round.


Douglas' Colin Sheehan has turned level par while Riverdale's John Minogue has turned +1 after 18 holes. Chris O'Donovan is +2 while Lakeside's Mark Cahill is +3. 


Ruairi Fortune and Damien McBride have completed their first 18 holes. Ruairi is -3 while Damien has dropped back to level par. Clare Road's Mark Hanrahan is +2 and Erry's Patrick Maher is +6 for their 18 holes. 


Majestic's Noel Claire has also turned -2 after his first nine holes. John Minogue of Riverdale is the other player under par, besides the three on -2, with -1. Other scores on Spreadsheet.  


Chris O'Donovan is level par after his first nine, while Lakeside's Mark Cahill is +1. 


The first two Junior Pairs have turned the first nine holes. Ruairi Fortune and Damien McBride are both -2 while the second twoball of Mark Hanrahan and Patrick Maher are +1 and +3 respectively.




Good morning from Stackallen. We're almost set to go here on the first day of the National Gents Strokeplay Championships with the Intermediate and Junior Finals. 82 players (46 Intermediate and 36 Junior) will bid to succeed Brendan Lawlor and Conor McCarthy as the new Champions. Ruairi Fortune and local hope Damien McBride get what will be a long day at the Co Meath venue underway in due course.